NEW NBC DRAMA "CHICAGO MED" TO PREMIERE IN FALL
Latest Dick Wolf Series Focuses on Windy City Hospital and Its Doctors Who Work on Chaotic and Unique Cases
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - June 5, 2015 - NBC has announced that its upcoming Dick Wolf series "Chicago Med" will launch this fall. Though not originally on the fall schedule, "Chicago Med" will air Tuesdays in place of "Heartbreaker."
Production on "Heartbreaker," one of NBC's most promising and compelling new series, is being revised due to Melissa George's pregnancy.
"Chicago Med" is an emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in the pulse-pounding pandemonium of the emergency room, and through it all, familiar faces from the Chicago police and fire departments will intertwine as this third team of Chicago heroes hits the ground running.
The cast includes Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Laurie Holden, Nick Gehlfuss and Yaya Dacosta.
Dick Wolf, Andrew Dettman, Matt Olmstead, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Arthur Forney, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski executive produce. "Chicago Med" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.
"Heartbreaker," based on the real life and achievements of Dr. Kathy Magliato, is a unique character-driven medical drama that follows Dr. Alex Panttiere (Melissa George, "The Slap"), an outspoken world-renowned heart-transplant surgeon and one of the few women in her field. Stubborn and fearless, Alex always operates on her own terms. She revels in a racy personal life that's a full-time job in itself, manages the daily demands of skeptical faculty and dutiful interns, and pushes the boundaries of medical science to impressive new heights.
Both shows will begin production in mid-summer.